Sharlynda supports efforts to end domestic violence and empowers youth to end dating abuse. She has served as an Early Childhood Educator, High School Teacher, Reading Instructor, Duke Hospital School Language Facilitator, and Community College Adjunct English Instructor. As a Qualified Mental Health Professional, Sharlynda worked with a team of professionals, community members and families to provide person centered treatment plans, crisis response, skills training, psychoeducational activities, and advocacy for children and adults. She earned a B.A. in English and Chemistry minor from East Carolina University, and an M.A.T. in Secondary Education from the University of Southern California. Sharlynda enjoys educating and empowering others and works tirelessly as a leader in our workshops as well as organizational leadership in our curriculum and Board of Directors.